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Discussion in 'Alpha Centauri' started by usnavyet, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. usnavyet

    usnavyet Chieftain

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    Is it possible to remove or change the Mandatory Retirement Year? I've got a great game going and just got the popup saying the end is in 20 turns. I get into playing the game and don't go for fastest win necessarily. Just wondering, thanks for everyone's help!!!!
     
  2. Buster's Uncle

    Buster's Uncle AC2 Co-Owner

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    It is possible. I don't recall the exact trick -it's something in your alphax.ini or another text rules file- but Petek will be along soon enough with the exact thing.

    If you can't wait, try opening the .ini (Pretty sure it's not that one, though) and all the .txt files in your AC folder and searching for "500", possibly mentioning "Mission Year" or "MY". Changing it to a higher number is all it takes, once you've found it. Saving with Notepad will not harm anything as long as you make sure to back up any files you alter, just to be safe.
     
  3. Petek

    Petek Alpha Centaurian Administrator Supporter

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    Open your alpha(x).txt and look for the lines

    Code:
    xxxx     ; Normal ending year for lowest 3 difficulty levels
    xxxx     ; Normal ending year for highest 3 difficulty levels
    Change xxxx to any reasonable value (I use 3000.). This change might not affect a game in progress, though.
     
  4. usnavyet

    usnavyet Chieftain

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    Thank you Petek and Buster's Uncle!!!!
     

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